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Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Bolivia expels Vahidi

Hosting Jew-hating murderers is fine in Evo Morales' Bolivia, but if they tick off your neighbors is a different story. And so, Bolivia has expelled Iran's Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi (pictured), who has been indicted by an international tribunal for being a part of the group that carried out two bombings at the Israeli embassy and at the Jewish community center in Buenos Aires in the 1990's. Bolivia claims that it didn't know what Vahidi has been accused of doing (bull dung) and Argentina, which has recently recognized a 'Palestinian' reichlet gets to mollify its Jewish community, which, after all, still votes in elections.
In the letter Bolivia apologized for the invitation, which it called "a grave incident", and assured Argentina that Vahidi would not be in the country for long.

"As a result of this lamentable situation ... the government of Bolivia has taken the corresponding provisions to see to it that Ahmad Vahidi immediately leaves Bolivian territory," said the letter, which was released in Buenos Aires by the Argentine government.

Sources in Bolivia's government, speaking on condition of anonymity, told Reuters that Vahidi left Bolivia late on Tuesday.

Vahidi is among the senior Iranian officials accused by Argentine prosecutors of being behind the attack that leveled the Argentine Israeli Mutual Association (AMIA) building in Buenos Aires. Iran denies any links to the bombing.

"Unfortunately (the Bolivian Defense Ministry) did not know about the background of the case," the letter said. Nor did the ministry coordinate the invitation with the rest of Bolivia's government, it said.

Vahidi enjoys diplomatic immunity, which complicates efforts to bring him to trial although in 2007 Interpol notified law enforcement bodies in other countries of an Argentine arrest warrant against him.

Bolivia's leftist president, Evo Morales, has close ties with Argentine leader Cristina Fernandez, who last year proposed that a third country be nominated by Tehran to host the trial of those accused of being involved in the bombing.

Iran rejected the idea, saying none of its citizens were involved.

Iran's state news agency IRNA said Vahidi had visited Mauritania and held talks with the African state's president before traveling to Bolivia.

Guillermo Borges, the AMIA's current president, called Vahidi's visit to Bolivia "a provocation."

The letter said that Bolivia hopes the incident will not affect the "excellent" diplomatic relationship between it and Argentina.
Everyone's happy. What could go wrong?

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At 7:20 PM, Blogger Juniper in the Desert said...

More marxist lies. Mauretania is a mozlem slave-state yet it is also part of Euro-Med partnership. As you can imagine the "partnership" is a one-way street as with all mozlem states.



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